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Detroit man sentenced on heroin charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Anthony M. Barnes, 38, of Detroit, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.

In November 2014, Barnes pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. On April 8, 2014, officers with the Huntington Police Department executed a search warrant in the 900 block of 6th St. in Huntington. Barnes was there when they entered, attempting to conceal heroin by smashing it into the carpet. Officers seized around 18 grams of heroin, which Barnes admitted to possessing for distribution.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.


Updated January 8, 2016

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